Sarah Wipperman started working at Penn Libraries in 2012 with Collection Development. In 2013, Sarah began managing Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons, and developed services and workflows to support this initiative. Today, she works with the Digital Scholarship team to expand the capacity of researchers at Penn to create and share new kinds of scholarship. Sarah is currently heading the Scholarly Communication & Research Infrastructure Project (SCRIP), which is rethinking Penn Libraries' scholarly communication infrastructure - the services, tools, and platforms we provide to help the Penn community create and disseminate their scholarly works - and the Scholarly Communication UnBoxed Activity (SCUBA), a blueprint for hosting events where communities work through collaborative activities designed to build a shared understanding of scholarly communications and to think together about their practices.
In her spare time, Sarah is working on two degrees, a Masters of Science in Organizational Dynamics (concentration in Leading and Managing through Change) and a Masters in Law (focusing on copyright) and expects to graduate from both programs December 2019. Sarah is also active in GAPSA, working with the External Affairs and Equity & Access committees to advocate for open access issues, especially as they relate to graduate students.